50 Things After 76 Cardinals Games

With 2 1/2 months and 76 games complete for the St. Louis Cardinals, there’s been plenty of good so far — and also some bad and ugly, especially in June.

So here are 50 things about the 2013 Cardinals, following yesterday’s (perhaps much needed) day off.

June 251. The Cardinals are 47-29 and have the best record in the major leagues.

2. They have a 1 game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central. The two teams play 14 more times, including 5 games in 4 days from July 29-Aug. 1 at PNC Park.

3. So far the Cards are 2-3 against the Pirates. (I was there for two of the losses — sorry. It hopefully won’t be bad news that I’m also going to the 3-game Labor Day weekend series in Pittsburgh.)

4. The Cards have a 2 1/2 game lead over the Cincinnati Reds and still have 10 games left against them.

5. They’ve won 6 and lost 3 against the Reds so far.

6. In June, the Cardinals are 12-11.

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